Waikanae resident and former Prime Minister Jim Bolger will lead a team helping design a collective bargaining system to lift wages and productivity in New Zealand. That’s according to Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
He says the Government has a vision for a highly skilled and innovative economy that delivers good jobs, decent work conditions and fair wages, while supporting economic growth and productivity.
The Government intends to introduce legislation to allow employers and workers to create Fair Pay Agreements that set minimum employment terms and conditions for all workers in the industry or occupation covered by the agreement.
Mr Lees-Galloway says Mr Bolger will lead the team of ten to develop recommendations on the design of a Fair Pay Agreement system, which is due to report back by the end of the year.